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April 15, 2020

How to deal with anxiety during quarantine

We are a few weeks into lockdown in the UK, and every week I'm noticing trends in how we're coping with our new temporary normal.  If you are struggling mentally with staying positive and motivated then I want to help where I can today. Having gone through three years of...

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April 13, 2020

Monday Motivation With Hannah Austyn

How are you doing? Are you managing to stay motivated at home? We're a few more weeks into lockdown and last week I jumped on Instagram and Facebook live with wellness and fashion blogger Hannah Austyn. We talked about routines and shared tips on how to stay motivated and inspired...

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February 20, 2020

Be kind and love always

Everyone’s looking for love, but love is a choice and love is something we must give to ourselves before we can give to others.  In this time where we talk about being kind, and as we are in February celebrating Valentines and love in a wider context, I wanted to...

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December 3, 2019

5 Gift Ideas For Her

Christmas is officially in plain sight. We are 22 days out from Christmas day, and whilst we are in fully swing Christmas market season, we know it's that time of year where our calendars become full of all kinds of Christmas events and parties, and finding time to shop this...

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November 13, 2019

3 reasons to be kind today

Being kind is not just something we should all aspire to be because it's trending - although it is a great trend to follow. There are so many benefits to be kind, and on World Kindness Day I thought I'd highlight a few for us to ponder on for future...

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October 15, 2019

Q&A with fashion and lifestyle blogger Hannah Austyn

I recently sat down with fashion and lifestyle blogger Hannah Austyn to ask a few burning questions I had around her passion for content creation, fashion, and her aligned heart for inspiring others. Grab your coffee, and pull up a chair, you're in for a treat with today's Q&A. So I know...

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September 30, 2019

This is about Identity and social pressures and why it's good for you to know the difference.

Today is International Podcast Day. For those of you who follow you'll know that I launched my own podcast about two months ago. Today I've launched episode 3: Identity and social pressures, and you can listen to it on a bunch of the major podcast platforms including Apple podcast Spotify and Google. This...

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August 13, 2019

In over my head: How to survive a chaotic week

So this is a different kind of post...This week I’ve been working super hard to launch two new notebooks, whilst holding down a full-time job, a relationship, maintain friendships, time for myself, and all the duties that come with being the sole responsible for a home, and I pretty much...

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July 22, 2019

7 survival tips for creating an effective workspace this summer

Have you been struggling like me with the muggy temperatures circulating this past few weeks? We are smack bang in the middle of summer and according to the weather experts we are about to enter a heatwave here in the UK as temperatures prepare to sore to the hottest on...

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July 22, 2019

How to create the life you want to lead

What are you waiting for? Create a life that others want to know how you did it? Not so you can be so full of yourself but that you might then be able to extend a hand of hope, faith, love. We all need these three. No matter your occupation,...

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July 8, 2019

10 benefits of gratitude

I am on the gratitude train this month. In case you missed my video, take another look on YouTube. It's a new month, and we're in full summer mode here, in the UK. I've become a student this year on a whole new level. Recent scientific studies have shown that...

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June 26, 2019

7 reasons why write

It’s National Writing Day, and if you can’t tell, I love to write. However, today I wanted to come up with a few reasons to help you along your writing journey. Here are 7 reasons to write. Which one resonates with you more? 1. It helps clear your head and...

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June 17, 2019

3 effective strategies for increasing productivity and busting stress

Are you overwhelmed with the list of things to do? We’re living in such busy state with contact connection, a growing list of demands across different areas of our lives, and so I’ve put together a quick idea to help you break the giant staircase down into manageable steps. 1....

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March 29, 2019

Why Motherhood is so great and five tips how to prepare

Happy Mother’s Day to you if you are a mum, mum to be, or would like to be one day. I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the amazing ladies in my world who do a phenomenal job against all the odds in raising children today. I know it’s...

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March 16, 2019

Thoughts of a girl boss

Every day really is a school day. I just wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts and lessons I've encountered as a reminder to us all that we are all on a journey and we're all human. [caption id="attachment_962" align="aligncenter" width="666"] Thoughts from Hengistbury Head, Bournmouth.[/caption] The context...

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December 12, 2018

A little note of courage

Today is more like a scribble of thoughts... a journal moment, if you will. I hope they bring you encouragement. I find writing therapeutic for me, and often when I write something that sparks from a conversation or a thought, or an idea, I find that I learn from my...

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December 4, 2018

Perception v perspective: Why it's important to have a right perspective in a socially anxious world

This blog was meant to go out on Tuesday, but due to a minor injury I experienced ( by that I mean I broke my pinky) I took a little break from typing. I've had this topic on my mind to share for over a week now that really was...

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November 20, 2018

What to do when life doesn’t go to plan

Hello framemakers, I hope you are all having a great week. I’m checking in with you from bed this week. I arrived home from Scotland on Sunday, and despite a busy day at work yesterday and last night, I’ve arrived at work this morning feeling rather rough. It’s not a...

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November 13, 2018

Upside down house: Setting your life in order

This week, I have been inspired by this beautiful “hybrid of street art and experimental entertainment," according to Bournemouth’s own tourism website. I took my own snap during a spontaneous trip last weekend, and it was pretty cool. The website describes this the first inverted wooden structure as a first...

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November 6, 2018

The journey of new beginnings

This week is all about new beginnings. I’ve decided to reboot myself on social after a few months of being a little distracted shall we say with work and the general demands and challenges of life. For anyone new to this site, my name is Leanne MacDuff. I’m the founder...

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